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JOHN SMOLTZ PITCHES ‘PEAS’
Braves Pitcher, John Smoltz read The Monster Who Ate My Peas to a group
of children at Turner Field on Thursday, February 10th, 2005. His excellent recitation will be
accessible for viewing by students, parents, and teachers via the Georgia Public
Broadcasting satellite, Web cast, and on DVDs distributed to Georgia’s 1,200
elementary schools as part of Georgia
Department of Education’s “Georgia Read More” project.
The Georgia Department of Education’s Georgia Read More project is a
literacy initiative in collaboration with the Georgia Technology Authority and
Georgia Public Broadcasting. Scholastic
Books and Peachtree Publishers have provided books and copyright permission for
several of their titles for this project. Other
celebrities involved in “Georgia Read More” include President Jimmy Carter
and Travis Tritt.
Monster Who Ate My Peas
has won the 2003-2004 Young Hoosier Book Award!
to all the kids in Indiana who voted for The Monster Who Ate My Peas and
helped it to win. The book has also been nominated for Readers Choice Awards in
Pennsylvania, Missouri, Maryland, and Virginia. Woo hoo!
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Monster Who Ate My Peas
was selected to represent the state of Georgia at the 2004 National Book
Festival in Washington D.C.!
THE MONSTER WHO DID MY MATH
you heard about Danny’s upcoming book? Danny says, “The Monster Who Did My Math is an
“almost somewhat totally true” recounting of my childhood struggle with Math
Anxiety. When I was in fourth grade
I used to beg my dad to help with my Math homework. He would get out his calculator and figure stuff out, but I
couldn’t understand what he was doing and he didn’t explain what he was
doing. The next day, I’d take his
answers to school and they would be wrong!
I thought, if my dad, who was a college professor, can’t get the right
answer with a calculator, what chance do I have? My math anxiety lasted into my twenties, but has now
disappeared. I love Math now.
Recently, I was making a picture frame for one of my paintings and I
realized I was using algebra to do it! I
almost fainted. I was working Math with a smile on my face.
So, Math and Art can live together after all!”
The Monster Who Did My Math is due in 2005 or 2006, from
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